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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
New Year Clearance Sale!
Christmas fabric $7/yard
(one yard minimum)
$5/yard Sale Table
(one yard minimum)
(no additional discounts)
But...here's the best part!
Stack your Sand Dollar Cards
up to 40% off on all other
fabric, kits, magazines, & books!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Merry Christmas from all of us at Calico Mermaid!
I love this photo. This is my Dream Team.
They put up with me & my crazy ideas.
They rein me in when I start to get too cheesey.
They support me when I get in over my head.
But the main thing we all share is a passion for sewing & quilting.
We love to see others catch the "quilting bug."
We want to inspire our quilty friends & enjoy helping you create.
It's so exciting to see my Mermaids getting excited over a
new idea or technique.
Then when they start to share that excitement,
I can hardly contain myself.
have a Merry Christmas with those you enjoy, & with those who support you & your passions.
Thank you for a beautifully creative year.
We've enjoyed helping you. We hope we've inspired you.
We hope to see a lot more of you next year,
because we have some great plans you're going to love!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Shop Small Weekend at Calico Mermaid!
20% off Christmas fabric
25% off selected books & magazines
30% off fall prints & Christmas kits
50% off Halloween fabric
(some restrictions apply - in shop only)
Start collecting one Christmas Clam
for each $10 you spend
until December 11…
then spend just like cash December 17-24!
Free Shop Small Reusable Bag with $50 purchase while supplies last!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Be My Neighbor Sew Along Block Party
begins this Sunday!
Here's how it works:
Come in each Sunday afternoon between 1 & 5 to receive
your free Be My Neighbor Block pattern.
There's a new one every week - for 16 weeks!
No kits-no sign ups-no fuss-just some adorable free block patterns.
Come join the party!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Do you know about the Row by Row Experience?
It's so much fun!
We've been participating for a couple of years now & we can
It all starts on June 21 (you know - the first day of summer.)
Each participating shop has designed a row depicting
this year's theme:
Home Sweet Home.
You visit shops & collect free quilt patterns for rows 9" X 36."
Create a quilt with 8 different rows, completely quilted & bound,
& you could win a stack of fat quarters!
The first person to come to a participating shop with
their complete quilt wins!
Here's our Mermaid row:
Calico Mermaid sewing at home - her castle - her happy place!
There are more than 2500 participating quilt shops in the US & Canada. Each has designed a row pattern for you to pick up free, & in addition many have prepared kits for their row.
Our kit has all the applique pieces laser cut & pre fused.
I even found you some buttons for the mermaid's coconut bra.
Ready to go!
You just need to add your favorite floss for the
clothesline & bra top. Or you could use decorative stitches on your machine. Whatever makes you happy.
You can collect rows (and kits) through September 6.
In addition, many shops have also created fabric license plates to help commemorate your travels. Ours will be for sale soon.
Between September 6 & November 1 no kits or patterns
may be sold or given away.
After that, if we have kits & patterns left, they will be available
Remember - you must actually come into shops to buy a kit or receive a free pattern between June 21 & September 6.
Although we can mail you a fabric license plate. Just give us a call.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Would you like an inside peek?
Check out Quilter's Paradise - the leader in
laser-cut appliqué and pre-cut pieced kits.
There are stacks & stacks of fabric. Some is already cut to size & ready to have shapes precisely cut.
This amazing machine is larger than a king size bed. The computer tells it what shapes to cut, the fabric is loaded (up to 100 layers of fabric) with a thin plastic sheet on top & bottom, then it cuts. You can see Richard holding the blade that cuts through all those layers.
After cutting, the fabric moves aside & then next stack is ready to be cut. Watch the action!
Here you see 6 layers cut into Wedding Ring pieces.
We even ran into a friend lending a hand, assembling kits.
Quilter's Paradise cuts squares, strips, triangles, & all kinds of pre cut fabric pieces to save us time & energy!
Our next stop is Hoffman Fabrics of California.
It was a heavenly visit to their incredible warehouse.